Classic Boat Rides is a family owned business that has specialized in celebration charters for family and business since 2004. Capt. Dan and his wife 1st Mate Vicky look forward to having you aboard soon.
MARINER RATES: For up to 40 passengers - Monday thru Thursday excluding holidays $1500. 3 hours. Any additional hour $400. Plus 15% to 20% Gratuity for crew. Friday thru Sunday $1600. for 3 hours. Any additional hour $500. Rates may be higher for holidays and are subject to change without notice. Rates for fundraisers and non profits may be lower. Book online for lower rates for 35 passengers or less.
NAVESINK QUEEN RATES: $2100. 3 hours - up to 50 people - $30 for each additional person over the 50 count. - plus 20% tip for the crew. Any additional hour would be $1000. Rates may be higher for holidays and are subject to change without notice. Book online for up to 60 passengers at the same rate.
Burial At Sea Rates / aboard MARINER - $1000. 2 hours. These trips are best to take in the morinng when the winds tend to be less as we have to go into the ocean. The best option bookable online is 9:00 am - 11:00 am. Other options (if available) may include 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Burial at sea trips take about 2 hours and include 5 to 10 minutes at the burial sight for prayers and services. You can find more information and book online here.
DEPOSIT: for any charter booked direct at 732-337-9292 is $1000. The balance must be paid before departure. The bar bill (if you are running a tab) shall be paid at the end of the trip.
For Private Charters you may run a bar tab and pay with a credit card at the end of the trip. You may also have your guests pay cash (no credit cards if you are running a cash bar) Please check out catering options from Area Restaurants. Or choose your favorite from your home town.
HIGHER RATES: SHALL BE EXPECTED FOR WEDDINGS AND SPECIAL EVENTS THAT REQUIRE MULTIPLE PLANING TRIPS TO THE BOAT AND EXTENDED CHARTER PREP TIME. RATES MAY ALSO BE HIGHER FOR HOLIDAYS, HOLIDAY WEEKS AND HOLIDAY WEEKENDS.
LOAD IN AND SET UP: The standard load in and set up time for most charters is one hour before departure time. If more time is required for boat set up additional charter hours shall be charged. Once the Charter is over the guests and caterers must vacate the vessel in half an hours time. If the crew of Classic Boat Rides LLC are required to remove any decorations put up by the charter there will be an additional fee of $100. Other than cleaning, the boat must be left in the same condition or arrangement as before the charter set up.
Cancellation Policy: Classic Boat Rides LLC / Charters may only be canceled by the Captain and crew due to impending bad weather. We check the weather before all trips. Don't let the hype of the TV weatherman ruin your plans for a fun day. The boat sails in light rain and light winds. Charters may also be canceled due to unforeseen mechanical failure. In the event of cancellation, Classic Boat Rides LLC will make the best efforts to reschedule the charter. If a new date can't be agreed to the deposit will be refunded. If the customer cancels the charter for any reason, customer will be charged the full price and receive a credit for a future charter. If the customers cancel the day of the trip, an additional $400 fee will be charged to cover the costs of vessel and Captain Preparation. Classic Boat Rides LLC and their Boats are licensed by the state of NJ to sell alcoholic beverages while under way. Outside drinks of any kind are not permitted. Unsafe behavior by any passengers may be cause for cancelation with no refunds. Swimming and diving are not permitted. PLEASE NOTE: THE CAPTAIN AND CREW ARE THERE FOR YOUR SAFETY AND TO OPERATE THE VESSEL. WE ARE NOT THERE TO SUPERVISE CHILDREN OR YOUNG ADULTS. THE BEHAVIOR AND SUPER VISION OF CHILDREN IS THE CHARTERS RESPONSIBILITY.
Departure and end of charter protocol: Your trip begins at the time scheduled. Please instruct your guests to arrive at least 15 minutes before departure time. Late arrivals and departures will lead to a shorter cruise. Please be sure not to park in any of the 2-hour parking spaces adjacent to Sissy's and On the Deck. We look forward to having your group aboard for a fun trip.
CHARTER SET UP CREW MAY ARRIVE UP TO 1 hour EARLY TO STAGE OR SET UP THE BOAT and to load in catering. Guests may begin boarding 15 TO 20 minutes before departure. At the end of the trip all guests must depart the vessel no later than :15 minutes after docking. All catering / band or DJ equipment must be removed no later than half an hour after docking. IF ANY ADDITIONAL PREP, STAGING OR BREAK DOWN TIME IS NEEDED IT SHALL CONSTITUE A FEE OF ANOTHER HOUR OF CHARTER TIME. ANY CURRENT STATE MANDATED COVID 19 EXECTUTIVE ORDERS (EO) SHALL BE FOLLOWED
Flexible departure times to fit your schedule - choose from a morning, afternoon or sunset time slot.
Our boats are clean and well maintained. Featuring a Booming Stereo with Blue Tooth. Clean rest rooms and plenty of shade from the sun.
A Private Charter is a great way to sea the sights and have the boat exclusively to your group.
Getting Married? Make Classic Boat Rides part of your special day.
Private charter rates are based on departures from our home ports. A repositioning fee will apply for departures from other docks. MARINER and NAVESINK QUEEN depart from the Atlantic Highlands harbor.
Reservations are required for all trips. Please call Capt. Dan 732-337-9292 or use the contact form.